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How To Find Stolen Property July 30, 2017

Have you noticed that some Stolen 911 posts are seen more than others? The posts that get seen the most are the posts that are shared on Social Media. Sharing your stolen item’s Digital Fingerprint is easy using the the provided social media share buttons. Facebook is the most successful when it comes to Stolen 911 users. Reddit users also have had success getting their stolen property story told.

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Black Friday 2016: How to Shut Down Thieves

anti-theft, Theft Prevention November 18, 2016

Black Friday

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Or is it?

Starting on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, the possibility of theft becomes more of a concern to the consumer who may not give it another thought the rest of the year. But insurance company Traveler reports that thefts on Black Friday are 28% higher than any other day when considering thefts that take place away from home.

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6 Things to Do Right Away If Your Laptop Gets Stolen

Laptop Theft, Theft Prevention October 20, 2016

There are an almost infinite number of places from which a laptop computer can be stolen, with some of the most common sites of laptop theft being airports, hotel rooms, cars, cafes, and offices. At the world’s 36 biggest airports, over 10,000 laptops are lost or stolen every week, and thousands more are stolen from smaller airports. Most of these are never recovered, but that’s partly because many people assume there’s no chance of getting their laptop back and don’t even bother to report it missing.

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Why Auto Thefts Make Halloween Even Scarier

Auto Theft October 19, 2016

According to the 2015 Holiday Vehicle Theft Report by the National Crime Information Center, Labor Day and New Year’s Day were the 2014 holidays when the most cars were stolen. But just closely behind New Year’s Day was Halloween, with 2,010 reported car thefts that day.

Holidays prompt people to do things differently, and it may cause people to take chances they might not ordinarily. So it’s essential that car owners don’t let their guard down just because everyone’s in costume, or because you’re parked outside a great party at a friend’s house.

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No Anti-Theft Measures to Be Found with Apple’s New AirPods Headphones

stolen cell phone, Theft Prevention October 18, 2016

Anti-theft

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are now available, with their most buzzworthy features being a waterproof body, dual rear-cameras on the iPhone 7 Plus, and the absence of a headphone jack. That doesn’t mean owners can’t use headphones with it, but if they want to rely on their current headphones that use a standard 3.5 mm headphone jack they’ll have to use a Lightning converter.

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Making the Case for a Stolen Phone Database

How To Find Stolen Property, stolen cell phone October 17, 2016

Stolen cell phone

Opportunity theft of mobile devices is a big problem in the United States, and it takes many forms. Some stolen cell phones are simply picked from people’s pockets or otherwise grabbed when the opportunity presents itself. Sometimes crooked employees steal phones from stock, and sometimes people lease phones (so they don’t have a legal title) and then sell them.

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The Rolls-Royce Hood Ornament is Also a Brilliant Anti-Theft Device

Auto Theft, Theft Prevention September 9, 2016

Back in the 1970s and prior, stealing hubcaps was a petty criminal pastime. This was way before custom wheels and rims became so popular. At that time, hubcaps were made of metal and added value to the car. Also, they were fairly easy to steal and sell. That trend faded out as automobile manufacturers started replacing metal hubcaps with plastic ones and the market for used hubcaps deflated. Today, hubcaps are rarely stolen, unless they’re stolen from a classic car outfitted with particularly nice ones.

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How a Simple Sign Can Help Prevent Bicycle Theft

Anti-Theft Signs, Bicycle Theft September 5, 2016

Human brain architecture is designed for detecting facial features, such as a pair of eyes. This “gaze detection” is hardwired into the human brain, and once offered a helpful evolutionary tool for, say, detecting an enemy lurking nearby.

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5 Things Everyone Needs To Know About Daytime Security

Theft Prevention September 5, 2016

There are many people who believe that burglars love to work in the dead of night, when everyone is asleep. I am not entirely sure where this notion began, nor do I know how it became a recurring theme in movies. According to FBI statistics, the majority of residential burglaries are committed during the day. This can easily be attributed to the fact that most homes and apartments are empty during the day.

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With RFID, the Future of Anti-Theft Devices Looks Bright

Theft Prevention September 1, 2016

The anti-shoplifting alarms you encounter in retail stores use radio frequency identification (RFID) technology. The science behind RFID technology – radio waves – was developed back in the 19th century, but RFID applies this technology in a novel way. Entrance and exit points at retailers are equipped with radio frequency transmitters and receivers, and merchandise items contain embedded or attached radio frequency tags.

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Funny Anti-Theft Signs

Theft Prevention February 16, 2016

Don't feed the thievesFrustrated with thieves, these anti-theft signs get the message across.

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Stolen Guitars Recovered Using Crime Fighting Website

Recovered Stolen Property, Stolen Musical Equipment January 21, 2016

Stolen Guitars Are Home

Stolen Guitars Found

Stolen Guitars Found – Yeah Team!

Atlanta, GA – Two rare stolen guitars were recovered Sunday after a potential buyer spotted them for sale online and was able to identify them as stolen through Stolen 911. This is just the latest recovery of stolen musical instruments that began for the theft fighting site since 2007.

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Posting Stolen Property to Social Media

How To Find Stolen Property August 26, 2015

sharing stolen property posts

Once your post is up on Stolen 911, use the Facebook Comments at the bottom of your post to get the word out on Facebook. Be sure to check the “Also post on Facebook” box. The video below explains…

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Don’t Fall for the Cell Phone Numbers Go Public This Month Hoax

Scams / Beware /Hoax January 7, 2015

It's a Hoax - Cell Phone Numbers Do Not Go PublicOnce again I checked my Facebook wall today to see another viral post being shared.  The post says that “all cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing companies and you will start to receive sales calls.”  It goes on to say, “YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR THESE CALLS.” It then suggests that to prevent this from happening, call the National DO NOT CALL LIST from your cell phone.   Finally, it asks you to share the post to help others.  Well, once again it appears to be a hoax, this one going back to at least 2004.   Snopes.comHoax Slayer.

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Don’t Fall for the Facebook Copyright Hoax

Scams / Beware /Hoax January 6, 2015

Facebook copyright hoax

Facebook copyright hoax

So the Facebook privacy notices everyone has been posting to their walls is apparently just a big hoax.  According to ABC news and Snopes.com, “Facebook isn’t claiming copyright to the personal information, photographs, and other material that their users are posting to the social network.”   I guess if you really want to be safe, you can always be like Beatrice of the Esurance commercials.  (and no, I’m not selling Esurance)

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MAKE A DIGITAL FINGERPRINT

Creating a Digital Fingerprint of your stolen property at Stolen 911 will increase the chances of a recovery. Once posted, your item will be indexed by all the major search engines including Google and Bing. People everywhere, including pawn shops and police, are using popular search engines to check if property that has come into their possession is stolen.

TELL YOUR STORY

Every stolen item has a story. Was it an heirloom? Was it your livelihood? People will share stories that they can relate with.